Welcome to Harvest @ Home. This Community Action Group is a partnership made possible by Cherwell Community Larder, Abundance, Good Food Oxford, Oxford City Farm, Replenish, Community Action Oxfordshire and local councils. Harvest @ Home receives guidance from Cllr Ian Middleton, member of Cherwell District Council.
Our efforts began in helping individuals grow their own food to fight food insecurity resulting from Covid restrictions. We have now grown our mission to create GreenSpace Gardens across many parts of Oxfordshire.
Many hands make light work so that the potential for increased food security and self reliance is within reach. Each GreenSpace Garden helps to connect budding new gardeners with experienced ones. There are many reasons to get involved, including lowering our carbon footprint, avoiding unnecessary packaging and enjoying all the benefits of fresh produce.
Volunteers take on various tasks to help our GreenSpace Gardens flourish. Our garden foundation lies in permaculture, we don’t use pesticides, and we create wildlife havens throughout our growing process.
You can help! Choose involvement which fits your schedule or speak with someone who can point you in the right direction.. We have experts in composting, pruning and water saving techniques. All our spare produce that doesn’t go home with volunteers supports the Climatarian Kitchen and Cherwell Community Larder at Exeter Hall.
IN THE PRESS:
EEC Civil Solidarity Prize
We are thrilled to share that Cherwell Collective received the European Economic and Social Committee Solidarity Prize for the United Kingdom. Receipt of this award demonstrates the value placed on programs like ours which work to fight food insecurity and isolation by growing food, social connections and mental and physical health. Our efforts are labeled "a shining example of remarkable solidarity and civic responsibility during the COVID-19 crisis." We are proud and grateful for this recognition. We know that our hard working volunteers, sponsors and partners share this pride. We hope that this award encourages continued growth and confidence in our aim to fight food insecurity from the ground up.
Read more about it HERE.